London Turns One {Chilliwack Family Photographer}

This little sweetie is one!!!  :D She was so cute with her momma and daddy all dressed up with a crown and a tutu.  I also noticed since our last photo shoot a certain stink eye that really made me laugh… I think you’ll notice it a couple times during the session.  ;)
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This first stink eye of the shoot… ;) Isn’t it the best???!!!!!
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Gorgeous hair Katie, this one’s for you Andrea…. ;)
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My fav of the whole day…. look at her pose.
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Soooooo yummy!! A Tracycakes cake!!!
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The famous cake smash!
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Rosie & Daryl {Chilliwack Wedding Photographer}

I love it when my clients take the lead and they know what they want!  These two chose an adventure to go on, with a farm tour, finding a hazelnut orchard, and heading up a mountain!  We got an amazing day in February, the sun was shining bright and they rocked it!  I’m so excited for their May wedding!  :D
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WPPI Why go?  And what I would do different….

Wow, what can I say…  I’ve been waiting 8 years to attend the Weddings and Portrait Photographers International convention in Las Vegas…. and I finally had the chance to experience it!  It was amazing! I had the privilege to travel with a close friend, Angela Baron, who has her own business and also wanted to go to WPPI.

 

I saw numerous speakers and teachers over my six days, and returned so motivated and  excited to put what I learned into my business. I want to highlight a couple of speakers that truly stood out to me, and if you attend WPPI next year you need to check them out. Please excuse my crappy iphone pics… ;)

 

If you are needing inspiration on the business side of photography… check out Katelyn James….  I thought I liked her work and her amazing talent, but hearing her passion and seeing her in person was inspiring.  She is truly genuine and I really believe she cared about helping my business and teaching us how to improve as photographers.

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Ryan Schembri and Rocco Ancora…. need I say more… they did things with light I didn’t know was possible.  So technical, yet doable… the images that were coming straight out of camera was crazy.  No photoshop necessary!!  They also had their fabulous wives there and seeing how they worked as a team was so cool.
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Photographing newborns is something you can never stop learning about.  From newborn safety to baby soothing, Kelly Brown had a lot to share, she is such a fabulous newborn photographer.  She’s also an amazingly sweet person and was so open about who she was and where she started.  She was so kind to go over so much, and to teach in such a down to earth manner.
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And last, but not least…. Zach and Jody Gray… These two were rockin… they showed us off camera flash and yes…. we actually got to shoot!!!   I find with workshops sometimes it’s hard to try out what is being taught. Both of them were so willing to help and answer any questions.  You have to take their class if you get a chance.  :)
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So why go???   To be inspired, to learn and of course to have fun!  I waited 8 years and it was well worth it.  :D What would I do different???

 

3 things I would do different when going back to WPPI…

 

  1. Stay at the MGM!!!!   If you don’t know the MGM… its a CRAZY, huge hotel!!  We stayed right across the street and it took us at least half hour to get to classes.
  2. Pre plan meet ups… Ang and I wished we could have met more people and mingled more.
  3. Really look into your speakers and teachers, study them and make sure they are a good fit for you and what you want to learn.  :D

Ashley

Evan & Dawn {Abbotsford Engagement Photographer}

LOVED this amazing session!!!   :D These two were so fun and and Dawn’s smile is truly contagious!  I am so excited for their amazing wedding in August!
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Behind the scenes {Fraser Valley Wedding Photographer}

In 2014 I had an incredible wedding season, and I have been SO blessed to be a part of each and every one of these weddings.  To be there to see them say their vows and commit to each other for the rest of their lives.  A huge thanks to Rebecca for taking most of these photos of me photographing these wonderful couples!! She’s amazing and I have been so lucky to have such an amazing girl with me this year!  ♥  I am so excited to share with you 2014 behind the scenes!!!
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The dress fluffer
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Asking strangers to take a photo of me taking a photo… ;)
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Rain boots are a must!!
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Climbing up on garbage cans…
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Crouching
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Its all in the details
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Sometimes you have to get low
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Being short a stool is a must!
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I love E sessions!
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I second shot for Vanessa, it was so fun!
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Holding an umbrella and a camera at the same time is an art!
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Whatever makes me taller!
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Patterned socks are my favourite.
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Great Gatsby!!!
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The Pink Lady!!!!!!
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Selfie’s!
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LOVE this girl!!!!
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Getting down and dirty!
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Playing in the leaves
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Loved every minute of this season and all my couples!!!!!!!!

Website and Valentines Day Give Away!

 

VDay Contest 2015

 

I’m so excited to be doing another give away to celebrate my new website as well as share the love for vday!!! So like my Facebook page!!  Dames & Dolls Make Up by Jen Vanderzalm has offered hair and make up to add to the give away so give her some love too by sharing and liking her page too! 

Reflecting on this year {Fraser Valley Wedding Photographer}

I’m taking this week to reflect, to be thankful for all the amazing people I have been able to meet in 2014.  The first post is about all my weddings I had this year, I am SO blessed to have had the chance to get to know each and every one of these couples, and photograph something that they will remember for the rest of their lives!!!  I am also announcing that I am launching a vamp up on my WEBSITE!!!!  I am SO excited beyond words and I can’t wait to share it with you!!!  In all the excitement I will be giving away a FREE mini session, you just need to follow me on Instagram to enter and to get a bonus entry you just have to LIKE the Facebook page. SO follow me @ashleymartensphotograpy to enter!!! YAY!!!!!
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Catching Up on blogging {Abbotsford Family Photographer}

With the year ending I am wanting to add a few more blog post from 2014 in…. This little family has been in my life for years, I love them dearly.  Our girls are friends and we have watched these littles grow into girls and now we are school moms.  Long ago from the the days of Milestones.  ;) Such a blessing and an honour to photograph them!  ♥2014-12-29_0001.jpg
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Anderson Family {Mission Family Photographer}

ACK! Finally getting some more blogging done!  Love this little family, I was there when they said their “I Do’s” and I also had the honour of photographing their sweet baby boy!  Now this little guy isn’t a baby anymore, I feel truly blessed to know them.  ♥
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Those lashes!!!!!!!
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Love this one… the only way he’d smile…

Colleen & Caleb {Abbotsford Family Photographer}

I love these two and they have the best pup (Sophie), I was so excited to get these pics for them… every year Caleb wants photos for a Christmas card and now here they are!!!  I’m going to stop talking so you can start looking… ;) 2014-11-16_0001.jpg
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